Chicago’s Mamby on the Beach canceled just a month shy of event
Since 2015, Chicago has drawn top-tier talent to its beaches with Mamby on the Beach. Unfortunately, just a month shy of its fifth year, the festival has been forced to cancel its 2019 iteration.
In a statement posted to social media platforms on July 19, festival organizers announced the cancellation, citing “unforeseen circumstances” like rising water levels on Lake Michigan, along with the arrival of a federally protected species of bird, the Great Lakes Piping Plover.
“Despite working tirelessly with the Chicago Park District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to find a new location, moving the festival at this late a date, while still providing a superior beach event experience, would be impossible and a disservice to fans and artists alike,” the festival announced in their statement.
The festival was scheduled to take place at Montrose Beach on Aug. 23 and 24 and featured a lineup that included ZHU, a 3D set from Flying Lotus, Virtual Self, and many more. Would-be attendees will receive full refunds. Read the full statement below.
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